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-- t be getting out. for now, that is go g ing to do for our hour of "ac360" and now erin burnett will take over live from mobile, alabama. erin? >>> "outfront" next, and it is a moment we have been waiting for days. carnival ship "triumph" has docked here in mobile, alabama, and the nightmare that thousands opeople have lived through is almost over. we will talk to the passengers and learn more about the horrific or deal thhave lived there. you have listened to them on the phone and now you will meet them. them. let's go "outfront." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and a good evening to everyone, i'm erin burnett, and "outfront" tonight, in mobile, alabama, breaking news, the carnival ship "triumph" has returned to port, and now the 4,226 passengers and crew members are starting to disembark. to give you a sense of what it is like here, when the ship first pulled up, i did not know what to expect, but it was really just incredibly dark. you could see the lights down where the lifeboats were, but where all of the passengers were, completely dark in the rooms behind them,
it but i don't miss it. >> she's hearty though. let's go back to erin in kansas city, missouri. this storm is big and powerful and knocked your microphone. >> reporter: it is very windy. we expect gusts up to 30 miles an hour today. so the governors of kansas and missouri are urging people to stay off the roads and take precautions because they want to make sure people know that this storm will be more dangerous than the storm they had here just last week, john. >> erin, it does look -- it looks nasty out there. she's been here a week and we sent her to two blizzards in the plains states. thank you, erin. >> who would have thought back to back. >>> four minutes past the hour. we're following a developing story four. it is horror in a hot air touri bird's-eye view of the scene, it plummeted to the ground. what do you know? >> reporter: this is just an awful incident that's not going to bode well for egypt's already ailing tourism industry and the hot air balloon industry. first and foremost, you have to think about the families of the 20 victims. 20 people killed according to this hot air b
of this storm even brought lightning and thunder, can you hear it? [ thunder ] cnn's erin mcpike is in wichita. how much snow do you have and how much is coming? and karen mcginnis in the weather center. what do you see, erin? >> reporter: well, you know, right now we think we have about 8 inches. i'll show you here, we have a ruler. so, yep, that's looking like about 8 inches. but the snow stopped a couple hours ago, so now we have the effects of it, which if you want to look over here, we still got somebody digging out his car, and we're going to try -- you can see that snowplows have come by. we basically made a median out of the snow, there's big heaps of snow. so it has piled up one but the effects we have to tell you about, there are power outages in the southwestern part of the state. people need to be aware. no fatales. everybody should stay off the road. all major universities, school districts and the government is closed. basically the business of kansas has shut down today, the governor sam brownback declared a state of emergency. we think snow might be over, we might get more toni
is tracking the storm. erin mcpike is live in kansas city. we'll start with you. >> we're seeing snowfall two inches an houreer. very windy, looking at winds up to 30 miles per hour later today, and also, soledad, because of the snow last week, there is still a lot of heavy snow on branchs and power lines, snapping power lines, and lots of power outages throughout kansas city. we just got off the phone with kansas city power and light. they have doubled from 10,000 to 20,000, those numbers will go down, right now they can't get out on the road to repair the power lines. we're looking at power outages in texas. another 10,000 no oklahoma. the storm looking to be worst than last week, soledad. >> a little bit of a mess. thank you very much. appreciate that. let's get to jennifer delgado. where is this all going? >> soledad, right now, it's actually right on top of the midwest. you saw the live shot where erin is out of kansas. kansas city, taking a beating right now. coming down very good along interstate 70. toward the east in st. louis, a break from the heavy rain, of course, that will be wra
can't get to her. it's a mess everywhere, so highway 49 is actually blocked right now. >> erin mcpike is in wichita, kansas and meteorologist jennifer delgado is at the cnn weather center. we start with you erin, it stopped snowing for a little while at least right? >> reporter: it looks like it has stopped, yes, however, the governor of kansas, sam brownback did declare a state of emergency here because we have seen a lot of snow pile up in the last four hours or so. we've got somewhere between 6 to 8 inches. if you can check out over here a little bit, obviously you can't see the road but also we've seen snowplows go by all morning long eight to ten times making a median, big eepz of snow theheae middle, a huge mess. carol one of the interesting things about this snowstorm is that it's thunder snow, we have some video from earlier this morning of lightning and thunder with that snow. we'll play that here for a second. i guess you can see it. and because of this snow, so much of the state is shut down today, most of the universities are closed, lots of public schools, the governm
stuck, too. we are covering it all. cnn's erin mcpike is in kansas city, missouri, and meteorologist jennifer delgado is tracking the storm in our weather center. let's begin with erin in the nation's heartland, good morning, erin, it looks terrible. >> reporter: good morning, carol. we're getting about two inches of snow an hour, but what i want to tell you are the power outages. we talked to kansas city power and light all morning and the power outages have doubled and tripled since we first started talking to them, up to 35,000 power outages just in the kansas city metro area. there are also about 10,000 power outages in texas and another 10,000 or so in oklahoma. that's a problem for those getting heat so that's something to watch out for. also around me it's getting harder to see if you can look a little bit behind me here you don't see very many cars on the road. however the cars that we have seen have gotten stuck, one of them rolled down the hill so it is very dangerous. we also know from kansas governor sam brownback that there was a second death in this storm reported last
this. chad is in the weather center. stand by. i wantxdÑi to go first to erin mcpike, who i was e-mailing earlier saying, please stay warm, you say you haveq been so far. by the looks of yourxd surroundings, it looks chilly.xi >> reporter: the worst of the storm rightlp no7Ñ" is over. it looks to be sleeting a little bit right now. but the storm itself is over. that does notfá éñ mean the pai e1 tell you. we haveok gotq about 38,000 pow outages still in kansas city. about 10,000 more infá texas an more+ in oklahoma and let me sw you why, brooke. look at Ñie1this. the snow here is really, really heavy. if you get hit with something like this, it is reallya5ñr goo and bringing down power lines. ñ outages. also, 20 miles south of here, in belton, missouri, there was a whole building that collapsed because of this heavy snow. you know, last week, we were in wichita, and we sawu peo#s+Ñ rooftops, because you want to get thatxd heavy snow off, so y building collapses like we had earlier today. brooke? >> erin m÷cpike, to all the people in kansas Ñicity, put th snowballs d
're covering this for you state by state. erin mcpike got the short straw. she's in kansas city. i've watched you this morning as you've been getting hit with driving slow and it looks line a slushy mess behind you. how are things? >> reporter: well, that's right. the snow has been really bad, but it's finally let up as you can see. roads were treacherous if a while, but lots of snowplows coming by. but for as thick a layer of ice as we hd eaad earlier, you can things getting better. the big story is the power outages. already in kansas city there are 45,000 power outages in this area. 10,000 in texas. thousands more in oklahoma. that's the big problem obviously because it's cold out and people need to have heat. they need to have their power. >> that's just a thick messy snow, not the easy stuff that you can get rid of. the kind of stuff that's hard to shovel. >> well, it is really hard to shovel. and the other thing is that there are some traffic lights up the street that are actually covered in snow and you can't tell which light is lit. but the heavy snow is snapping power lines and that'
this morning. erin mcpike is in wichita, kansas. jennifer delgado is live at the cnn weather center in atlanta. erin, let's start with you. how's it looking? >> reporter: well, it's not quite as heavy as it was last hour but it's still pretty heavy. we've seen snow plows go by here about six times in the last two hours and the roads are still covered. also we've got this ruler, we've been measuring. about an hour ago it was 4 inches. now we're at 5 1/2. but soledad, here's the interesting thing about this storm. we're calling it a thundersnow. there's thunder and lightning that goes along with it. i wish it would happen when i'm out here but i think we've got video, so let's play that video. i don't know if you can hear it. and that's why we're calling it the blizzard of oz. we've seen that a lot on twitter from some people in kansas, so we want to name this storm the blizzard of oz, soledad. >> i thought thundersnow was dramatic enough. let's get right to jennifer d delgado on where the storm is going to head next. >> right now we are watching the storm system and, soledad, this is awe huge o
the midwest, i know. >> everyone takes it very seriously and stays safe there. thanks, erin. >> right now it looks like a winter wonderland. >> the storm is stretching from the dakotas to houston, texas. while it dumps snow in the north, it will pour heavy rain over new orleans and montgomery, alabama. and it could kick up tornadoes along the gulf coast as well. let's get right to jennifer delgado. she's in the weather senter in atlanta monitoring all of this for us. good morning. >> good morning, guys. you can see on the radar we have a lot of action out there. we have thunderstorms out there. you can see the lightning. line of storms developing through parts of texas as well as snow. we saw the live shot. the snow coming down even more on the way as well as that wintry mix affecting areas along interstate 44. so let's break this down for you. what can we expect today? a big mess out there if you're going to be traveling. as we go throughout the morning now, what you're going to see is the snow intensifying. as we move to the north through areas like celina, we're seeing the snow really
've got this extreme weather for you. erin, you've been there when the snow first started to fall and when it stopped and now comes the cleanup. >> reporter: well, and right now, today, it's a lot colder here this morning than it was yesterday. it's about 14 degrees. we hope our fingers don't freeze off. if you can see behind me, they're already starting to dig out. we've got that. now the national guard is patroling for stranded motorists throughout the state. wichita, where we are now, got a near record snowfall, 14.2". their record is 15.2". so, most of the states, schools are still closed today. although the airports are now open, starting to dig out there, too. believe it or not, what they're calling the blizzard of oz here in kansas is a welcomed development for a lot of residents. i spoke to one yesterday, kristen woodburn. here she is. >> it snows so infrequently here now, we've been in a really bad drought for several years. really, really hot temperatures in the summer and just no moisture. so, we're thrilled to see snow, ice, whatever moisture we can get. >> reporter: this is th
on erin burnett's "outfront" at 7:00 p.m. eastern after "the situation room." >>> right now there are people in a major winter storm. 20% of the population will feel some effects. emergencies have been declared across kansas and missouri and a number of major cities could see record-breaking snow and ice. let's get the very latest on the storm from cnn meteorologist karen maginnis. >> kansas, nebraska, and portions of arkansas, missouri have seen snow, sleet, and ice. on top of that we're looking at fairly gusty winds. big thunderstorms now erupting across the southeast and the gulf coast states. there is a tornado watch that goes until 7:00 p.m. local time and several perishes where they have tornado warnings. very interesting weather system meet logically speaking with the snow, the sleet, the freezing rain and eruption of the big storms across the southeast. it has impacted a number of the airports but right across this region into southern missouri and north central areas of arkansas, they have seen ice and i've seen pictures posted on twitter and instagram where they ha
there, south of kansas city, into spring hill, kansas, our erin mcpike is there. erin, you're going to get somewhere between 12 and 16 inches of snow before it's done. >> reporter: a number of roads are already closed, chad. but the snowstorm is actually a mixed blessing to the region's big business, agriculture. the second major winter storm in under a week slams the great plains tonight. but farmers here aren't complaining. >> the drought over the last two years has put our farm in survival mode. you get the feeling that, you know, it can rain or snow again. it does happen. so i get the feeling we are going in the right direction. >> reporter: this is the third straight year the nation's bread basket is suffering from extreme drought. crop production and the region's economy are down dramatically because of it. with $3 billion of losses here in kansas in 2012. another problem, drinking water. here at hillsdale lake, a major source of drinking water for kansas city and surrounding areas, the water level is 3 1/2 feet lower than average. >> we're hoping that the snowstorm that we ha
's erin burnett is going "outfront" tonight on a gruesome discovery. the body of a missing woman found inside a los angeles hotel water tank. erin joins me now live with a preview. what a crazy story, erin. >> and what's even crazier is how they found out about this. people who were staying at this hotel started complaining of low water pressure and funny tasting water. frightening. and when they went up to investigate the reason why, they found a body. we're going to tell you about this story and exactly how this could have happened. and also, what the link is between that body and the water that people were drinking in the hotel room and who the person was. we also have exclusive and new photos of reeva steenkamp, of course, the girlfriend of oscar pistorius, who was killed. these are some pretty amazing pictures of a man who had worked with her several times on photo shoots and they're pretty -- they're pretty beautiful. and in tonight's essay, we talk about the post office's new fashion foray with a yeah, pretty strong opinion on that one. see you guys at the top of the hour. >> as
starts now. >>> erin, thanks. tonight only on 360, why if the disease will not kill you the medical bills might. even if you have insurance. we'll take you inside one patient's bill and show you what the health care industry does not want you to see lean line by line, charge by inflated charge down by the paper cup. that's $12, by the way. sound like nickel and diming? it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. also, jesse jackson jr.'s road from congress to the courthouse. the possibility of a long stretch in prison. the campaign cash with the former democratic congressman took and what was bought with it boggles the mind. we'll tell you about that shortly. we begin, though, with a major development in the killing that has captivated and confounded millions of people around the world. it's captivated them because the shooting death of a glamorous model allegedly at the hands of perhaps the bravest olympic athlete many modern memory could not be more stirring or tragic in and of itself. it's confounding because each day brings more news that does not seem to establish in any clear di
decision? take our poll and hey, try not to do it during work hours. "anderson cooper" starts now. >>> erin, thanks very much. good evening, everyone. we begin with breaking dmus and a warning for tens of millions of americans. three simple words that could save your life. do not travel. that's because if you do, you could get stuck in images like that. if you do, rescuers could get stuck trying to reach you. that warning, by the way, do not travel, comes straight from the national weather service. texas, oklahoma, kansas, all getting hammered by a storm even more punishing than the one last week. we're talking about more snow in some places that people have seen in the last 42 years. in one part of oklahoma, drivers are stranded with snow piling up to 6 feet high in some places. details now on the drivers and the storm they're stuck in from chad myers. >> if your left too late to get home from work or from wherever you're coming from, school, whatever, you very well may have had a very hard time getting home because the snow totals were coming down so fast. amarillo, in 24 hours, picked up
and got stuck. erin pike is in wichita. how are you doing? >> reporter: very well. look, schools and universities have closed for the most part today. businesses were all closed yesterday around this area, but slowly opening back up today. the government got a delayed start to the day, but back open, too. and the roads are all open. the government is just urging drivers that if they're going to drive, they want to get all the though off the top of their cars so doesn't obstruct vision. but i have to tell you, a lot of people in kansas are really happy about all this snow because this is the third year of a really terrible drought here. and as you know, it's a big farming state, so a drought is a big problem. but it's bringing much needed moisture. the big concern, though, is with cattle ranchers. i spoke to a couple of them last night and their big concern is keeping cabs warm. it's cabbing season. these pictures are from frank harper. you can see there are probably cows in the snow, but they were also bringing these calves inside to warm them up. >> you don't normally see that.
do you add all those additional vegetables. >> when you made erin ternive food choices why did you do it? >> i want add cheeseburger and a cub cake and i'm tired of eating prepackaged food. >> that's why i ask the question. we all have knowledge about the bad choices we make. >> we all know what we need to do. >> helping with willpower are the prepackaged meals. that helps people with some of the decision-making. my question is how healthy aren't these prepackaged meals? shouldn't with be teaching young people to cook healthy? >> we do. absolutely. so our cuisine is we've got 85 different products. low sodium. that's the only reason the american heart association would work with is because of the quality and additional parameters of our food. the question is how do teach children. how to change behavior but influencing the behaviors of her children and family. sh's the nucleus. we have a world of overweight people and kids are coming right along with them which is even more scary for us. what does the next generation look like? yes, there's a reason for them but
in. he's like okay, i've got nothing to do. i heard erin andrews is here. there you go. okay. never got danica patrick either but a lot of 50 cent. could it be tiger woods and his ex-wife playing nice taking their kids for an outing. the couple's marriage melted down in 2009. according to neighbors, they have been trying to -- they have been together before of late maybe trying to get it to work. that would be great for their family. coming up on kilmeade and friends, michael phelps in studio. bret baier doesn't. he plays golf. ed henry and diana madison, a hollywood expert, you can listen on kilmeade and friends from 9 to noon on the east coast and on the west coast from 6 to 9. we'll see you then. >>peter: how about hawaii? >>gretchen: just days away from big cuts to our nation's military. our next guest, a veteran on the war in afghanistan wants to know where the president is on all of this. >>peter: is a bartender fired for alerting police to a drunk driver? her boss says it's bad for business. can they really do that to her? we'll let you know. [ male announcer ] marie callende
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